Step 1 – Transport of the container
Step 2 – Installing the inner chambers
Step 3 – Adding food scraps
Step 4 – Adding liquid
The Finished Product
Let there be methane!
This location was chosen because it truly is a focal point of the community and will expose everyone to what a bio-gas digester is and how it works. Additionally, the pastors here are the most trusted and influential members of the community. The fact that they understand and have approved the installation of this unit is a huge step in the right direction. Backpacker Concierge is pleased to announce that it is complete and due to the warm summer weather, the gas is flowing!
Often referred to as the ‘hungry cow’, a bio-gas digester is built with materials anyone in the world could find at their local hardware store – large plastic drums, valves, and tubing. Once assembled, an individual or family will begin loading the drums with food scraps that will ferment and produce odorless, colorless, and ‘green’ methane gas. This gas is routed to a nearby kitchen where it will fuel a burner, upon which one may cook an entire meal!
A bio-gas digester is cheap to build, eliminates standing waste, and eliminates the reliance on government utilities.
The first bio-gas digester was funded by:
- JP and family, Canada
- HV and family, USA/Afghanistan
- PS, Netherlands
- Employees and visitors of the British Embassy, Cairo
- Funds from Backpacker Concierge